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Jan 21, 2021
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Pope took over a 19 win team that finished miserably and upped them...
to a top 25 program and a potential 6 seed in the NCAA tourney if it had been played. I would submit that's as good or better of a first year as any of the coaches you mentioned. Along with the previous season's record I listed their first year records below. I don't see how you can take anything away from Pope. He inherited a team that wasn't looking to be very good at all (could've been a .500 team) and convinced Yoeli to return (he was gone), kicked Nick Emery off, brought in Alex Barcello etc.

Pope: 19-13 and 24-8
Rose: 9-21 and 20-9
Cleveland: 1-25 and 9-21
Reid: 14-15 and 21-9
Andersen: 15-14 and 20-11
Arnold: 12-14 and 12-14
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